iPhone 14 customers face massive price increases across the world, and inflation is to blame

Apple unveiled its all-new iPhone 14 and 14 Pro this week, and despite the iPhone 14 being the same price as the iPhone 13 last year, customers beyond US shores will be in for a nasty surprise when they will go buy their next iPhone.

Indeed, Apple has significantly increased the price of its iPhone and iPhone Pro for many countries including the UK, Europe, Japan and others.

Inflation

Apple was happy to point out during the keynote that the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro are the same price as Apple’s previous best iPhone, the iPhone 13, at launch. The new iPhone 14 starts at $799 for the 6.1-inch model or $899 for the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus. Likewise, the Pro and Pro Max cost $999 and $1,099 respectively.

However, shop around the world and you may find that you pay a lot more.

In the UK, Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro is £150 more than the same model last year. The standard iPhone 14 costs £70 more than the iPhone 13 at launch.

In Japan, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max cost 122,280 yen (taxes included) and 134,800 yen (taxes included), this year the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are at 149,800 yen (taxes included) and 164,800 yen ( taxes included).

Prices in China held steady, but prices in Germany and elsewhere in Europe also increased. Last year the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max cost 1,149 and 1,249 euros respectively, now those prices are 1,299 and 1,449.

Online users also have reported (opens in a new tab) price increases in the Philippines, Poland, Ireland, Malaysia, India, etc.

The iPhone 14 and 14 Pro will be available for pre-order from Friday, September 9, with deliveries and a release date of September 16. The iPhone 14 Plus will only be available on October 7.

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